NewsOctober 4, 2019

Kurumba Maldives Celebrates 47th Anniversary

Kurumba Maldives, the country’s first resort, celebrated its 47th anniversary on October 3rd, 2019.

Adding to the many milestones this well-loved resort has achieved, the day was celebrated with team building activities and a Street Fair in our team village, showcasing the culinary talents of the multi-national team. It was a night for the professional chefs to take off, as team members from all departments, from engineering and landscaping to spa and front office, prepared a selection of their favourite national dishes. Each stand was decorated with amazing creativity and with mouth-watering dishes, and the team proudly wearing their national costumes to represent the many talents and backgrounds gathered here at Kurumba.


“We are nowhere without our team,” says, Andrew Jansson, GM. “They are one the ones behind every memorable guest experience that has taken place over these past 47 years. And they will continue to be the driving force at this iconic resort for many more years to come. Kurumba holds a special place in many guest’s hearts, and with our great facilities and the history we have, we maintained a strong repeat guest ratio, and we continue to attract new guests from all over this ever-increasingly small world. This would not be possible without the heart and dedication of our
great team.”

Kurumba was the very first private island resort in the Maldives when it opened its doors in 1972 in the Indian Ocean archipelago of the Maldives. Opened by four young Maldivians on an uninhabited coconut plantation island in October 1972, Kurumba marked the beginning of the tourism industry in the country. At that time, Maldives was isolated with no contact with the outside world except by ham radio, no telephones, main electricity or water, few vehicles and no paved roads, and only a small airstrip built by volunteers.